Such is the quality at Manchester City these days, breaking through as a youngster is no easy task. One only needs to look at Phil Foden’s struggles for proof of that.
City have spent the best part of the last decade hoovering up talent for their youth ranks as they attempt to create long-term sustainability at the Etihad.
Few of those players have broken through, though, and one name who certainly falls into that bracket is Lorenzo González.
The young striker joined the club back in 2018 from Servette, heading straight into City’s U18 side before making the step up to U23 level in 2017.
Last season saw him score five goals in eight games in all competitions, with three in six in Premier League 2, yet a chance at City is yet to appear for the 19-year-old.
He’s been left looking elsewhere for regular football and now may have a chance with Las Palmas. Canarias7 report the LaLiga 2 side are keen on signing the youngster this summer and he’s open to the move.
According to the media outlet González is looking for more minutes to aid his development and a move to Las Palmas has ‘gained strength’ because they know they can get him on a free.
The youngster and his family are said to see the move with ‘great eyes’, especially because his mother is a native of the island. He knows breaking through at City is tough and thus the Las Palmas option ‘gains more strength than ever’.
Canarias7 say there have been contacts and Lorenzo is ‘on the yellow radar’, although it doesn’t make clear whether the contacts are between Las Palmas and Manchester City, or Las Palmas and González.
The 19-year-old has a year left on his current deal, so it remains to be seen whether City rate him highly enough to keep him, or allow him to depart for the game time he craves.